March

March 1 — Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)

March 2 — Theodore Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, Born (1904)

March 3 — World Wildlife Day and Creation of CITES (1973)

March 3 — Isle Royale National Park Authorized (1931)

March 4 — Hot Springs National Park Established (1921)

March 5 — Lynn Margulis, Evolutionary Biologist, Born (1938)

March 6 — Martha Burton Williamson, Pioneering Malacologist, Born (1843)

March 7 — Luther Burbank Born (1849)

March 8 — Everett Horton Patents the Telescoping Fishing Rod (1887)

March 9 — The Turbot War Begins (1995)

March 10 — Cape Lookout National Seashore Established (1966)

March 11 — Save the Redwoods League Founded (1918)

March 12 — Charles Young, First African-American National Park Superintendent, Born (1864)

March 12 — Girl Scouts Founded (1912)

March 13 — National Elephant Day, Thailand

March 14 — First National Wildlife Refuge Created (1903)

March 15 — Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Born (1874)

March 16 — Amoco Cadiz Runs Aground (1978)

March 17 — St. Patrick and Ireland’s Snakes

March 18 — Nation’s First Wildlife Refuge Created (1870)

March 19 — When the Swallows Return to Capistrano

March 20 — “Our Common Future” Published (1987)

March 21 — International Day of Forests

March 22 — World Water Day

March 23 — Sitka National Historical Park Created (1910)

March 24 — John Wesley Powell, Western Explorer, Born (1834)

March 25 — Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution, Born (1914)

March 26 — Marjorie Harris Carr, Pioneering Florida Conservationist, Born (1915)

March 27 — Trans-Alaska Pipeline Begun (1975)

March 28 — Joseph Bazalgette, London’s Sewer King, Born (1819)

March 29 — Niagara Falls Stops Flowing (1848)

March 30 — The United States Buys Alaska (1867)

March 31 — Al Gore, Environmental Activist and U.S. Vice President, Born (1948)

This Month in Conservation

August 1
Hawaii National Park Created (1916)
August 2
White Giraffes Found in Kenya (2017)
August 3
Arbor Day in Niger
August 4
Liang Congjie, Pioneering Chinese Environmentalist, born (1932)
August 5
First Traffic Light Installed in U.S. (1914)
August 6
Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India, Born (1959)
August 7
World’s Oldest Tree Cut Down, Accidentally (1964)
August 7
Elinor Ostrom, Noble Laureate in Economics, Born (1933)
August 8
Banqiao Dam Collapse, World’s Biggest Dam Disaster (1975)
August 9
Smokey Bear Born (1944)
August 10
John Kirk Townsend, Pioneering Naturalist, Born (1809)
August 11
Gifford Pinchot, Father of American Forestry, Born (1865)
August 12
“The Lorax” Published (1971)
August 13
Roald Amundsen Completes Northwest Passage (1905-1906)
August 14
Hetch Hetchy Began Producing Power (1925)
August 15
Sponge Act passed (1914)
August 16
E. F. Schumacher, Environmental Economist, born (1911)
August 17
Cape Hatteras National Seashore created (1937)
August 18
Margaret Murie born (1902)
August 19
Cickamauga and Chattanooga Battlefield established
August 20
The Great Fire (1910)
August 20
Rajendra Pachauri, Nobel Peace Laureate in Climate Change Research, Born (1940)
August 21
“Bambi” Released (1942)
August 22
Loch Ness Monster first seen (565)
August 23
Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms (2017)
August 24
Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine, Established (2016)
August 25
National Park Service Born (1916)
August 26
Krakatau Volcano Erupted (1883)
August 27
First Oil Well Drilled (1859)
August 28
Roger Tory Peterson, Ornithologist, Born (1908)
August 29
Henry Bergh, Founder of ASPCA, Born (1813)
August 30
International Whale Shark Day
August 30
Lord Walsingham Shot 1,070 Grouse (1888)
August 31
John Muir Home preserved (1964)
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